Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship for Graduates in USA or Abroad, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to promote advanced study in the fine arts. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing. The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The application deadline is December 1, 2014..  Kate Neal Kinley possessed a keen interest in music and performance throughout her life. As a young woman growing up in Ohio, she studied music, and at the University of Illinois she helped to found the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club. Upon her death in 1931, David Kinley created the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to promote advanced study in the fine arts. This fellowship not only reflected President Kinley’s earlier appointment as dean of the College of Literature and Arts but, more importantly, acknowledged Kate Neal Kinley’s persistent dedication to the arts on the University of Illinois campus. The first award was made in 1932.. Fellowships are available for graduates to pursue advanced study.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowships are awarded in following disciplines: Architecture, Design or History; Art—all branches; Dance—Choreography, Performance, Performance/Choreography; Landscape Architecture—History, Culture and Heritage, Sustainable Design, or Design Theory and Practice; Music—all branches; Theater—Acting, Design, Play writing, or Theater Research/ History; Urban and Regional Planning—all branches. A Bachelor’s degree in fields like; Architecture, Art, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Theater, or Urban and Regional Planning.
Who can apply to this scholarship?  The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana
· Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning. Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their twenty
· fifth birthday.
Benefits of the scholarship: Three major fellowships are awarded: -one of up to $20,000 in any field of music -one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music -one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Each Fellowship is for one academic year of study in a program approved by the Committee.
Number of scholarships:  Three major Fellowships will be awarded, one up to $20,000 in any field of music; one up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music; and one up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Up to three additional Fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon Committee recommendations.

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